Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Rank: Genin (Original Series), Chuunin (Shippuden Series)
Teammates: Sasuke Uchiha (Original Series), Naruto Uzumaki (Original&Shippuden), Sai (shippuden Series)
Team Leaders: Kakashi Hatake, Captain Yamato (Shippuden Series)
Specialties: Medical jutsu, Superhuman strength
First Appearance: Naruto manga ch.3, Naruto anime ep.3 Affiliations: Konoha
Age: 12 (Original Series), 15 (II) (March 28)
Height: 150.1cm (Original Series), 161cm (Shippuden Series)
Weight: 25.9kg (Original Series), 45.4kg (Shippuden Series)
Blood Type: O
Chakra Type: Unknown
Sakura's prescence in Team 7 is usually overshadowed by the actions of Naruto and Sasuke. This is probably because Sakura has led the most normal childhood out of the three. Although Sakura does not possess any special ninjutsu or taijustu, she excels at manipulating chakra and is highly resistant to genjutsu (illusionary techniques). Her best traits are her intelligence and her excellent control of chakra. The latter ability makes her an ideal candidate as a medical ninja, which Tsunade has observed. Sakura does not excel at any particular type of jutsu, but is equally sufficient in each category. Her chakra control makes mastering new techniques easier. Sakura's intelligence and calmness often makes her the voice of reason in a group of hotheads.
At the end of part II, after seeing the beaten and injured Naruto from his failed mission to bring Sasuke back to Konoha, Sakura realizes she must stop relying so much on others for help. She begins training with Tsunade as a medical ninja and begins learning medical based jutsu as well as increasing her body's strength through the focussing of chakra.